October 27, 2012

Taking on the Dead Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!


Taking on the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #1)
Author: Annie Walls
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Horror
Release Date: September 20, 2012


Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed.

She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It’s the only way to survive. The only way not to draw the living dead. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes. Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes that the world has moved on without her. Only it’s not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread. While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever.

Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13546207-taking-on-the-dead 

Taking on the Dead is the first book in a dark fantasy/horror trilogy that tells the story of Kansas and her fight for survival after the world turned upside and everybody changed - into zombies. She has been living in solitude for four years until a group of survivors shows up needing her help. She decides to venture out into the world again, only to discover that things have changed since she was last in it. She meets Rudy, who gives her life a purpose, and also finds friendship and even love along the way. 

This novel is packed full of action and horror, and written in such a fantastic way that I couldn't put it down. The story is engaging and thrilling - readers are immediately thrown into the post-apocalyptic zombie world that Kansas is struggling to survive in. The characters are all very realistic and believable, which made it easy to like them and root for their cause. The plot was well written and really fast paced, with the thrill of survival and fear making it a true page turner. I liked that there was honest human emotion and struggle thrown into the narrative, which made it feel complete - not just a slasher zombie book. The relationships and friendships that develop throughout the novel were a great balance to the gore and tautness the rest of the plot held. Overall, I found this to be a gripping and super creepy book full of emotion and deeper meanings. I will definitely be waiting for the next book to see what will happen next!


 Author of dark fantasy and sub-genres of horror. Voracious Reader and Googler. Lover of dark humor. Horror Buff. Zombie Apocalypse Enthusiast. Loyal Cracked follower. Pinterest Addict. Wife of adoring husband. Mother of a five year old Bruce Wayne. Cook. Maid. Kisser of boo-boos. Ultimate Time Waster. Perfect Procrastinator. Lolly Gagger. Trubie. Cake Decorator. Tea Drinker. Sculpey Sculptor. Girl Gamer. Perfectionist in the art of Facebook stalking. And now, God help me, a blogger. Oh yeah, and a twitter, twatter, tweeter. Well yeah, I’m one crafty bitch.

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  1. Thank you so much for reviewing this book. I had wondered about it because it does spark my interest but now I totally want to read it. :)

  2. I have heard a lot about this book in the past few days. It's definitely on my to-read list.
    Thanks for the giveaway.